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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
Jun 14, 2016 6:14 PM CST
I know all these questions have been covered, but I'll start with my immediates. I do read threads, not all, but am freshly trying to learn.
This is just my easy way of hopefully getting a response to a Q and A. All are welcome Thumbs up
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
Jun 14, 2016 6:18 PM CST
Yellow foliage is all around my new daylilies from Home Depot. I've been on vacation for a whole week while Temps here in NC stayed in the upper 90's.

Is the yellow foliage simply from lack of water and can I peel or pull the dead leaves out?

They're watered daily at the stores and come from a greenhouse. Of course they're great upon purchase, but is that simply it Confused
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
Region: California
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CaliFlowers
Jun 14, 2016 8:25 PM CST
Are they still in their original pots?

If so, they're probably root-bound, which means that they'll require almost daily watering. Putting a saucer under the pots will reduce watering frequency and stress on the plants.

First, though, you'll need to soak them well, plunging them in a bucket for 15 minutes or so to eliminate all the dry pockets. Then water to flush the pots. Wait a week before yanking the yellow foliage, some of it may recover and green up.
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
Jun 14, 2016 8:51 PM CST
They are still in their original 1 gal pots. I will continue to water, will soak tomorrow, and I do have saucers for the pots Thumbs up
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Jun 14, 2016 8:52 PM CST
They do like their water! Here, as soon as it quit being rainy and cool, I've had some plants protest the sudden onslaught of heat by having the outer leaves turn yellow. This happens every year here in my heat and usually earlier because it's normally much drier than this year. They are particularly inclined to do it as soon as bloom is over. Many of them seem to take a break from active growing. If those you bought have bloomed and you have them outside in the sun and heat, they might be doing that. If that's what they are doing, some may look pretty sad before there is new active growth later. I just think they take a long siesta post bloom when it's really hot.
Donald

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